Bears Compete At Brown Springtime InvitationalProvidence, RI-- The women's track and field team competed in the Brown Springtime Invitational on Sunday. Senior Anna Willard (Greenwood, ME) continued her record-breaking weekend by winning the 800m in 2:06.96, ranking her eleventh in the nation and breaking the old school record of 2:07.56. Earlier in the weekend, Willard was part of the school record setting DMR at the Penn Relays. Also highlighting the home meet was sophomore Akilah King (Meford, MA) and junior Lauren Hale's (Warren, RI) 1-2 finish in the 100m dash.
King and Hale swept the top two spots in the 100m dash with times of 12.24 and 12.55, respectively. Freshman Nicole Burns (Newburgh, NY) won the 200m in 25.01 and was followed by Hale in third.
On the field, sophomore Keely Marsh (Annandale, NJ) was second in the pole vault (3.5m/11'5.75"). Senior co-captain Brittany Grovey (Hobbs, NM) finished second in the long jump (5.40m/17'8.75") and freshman Julia Chiang (Piedmont, CA) was fourth (5.39m/17'8.25"). Grovey also placed third in the triple jump (12.65m/41'6").
The Bears' 4x100m relay team placed second and the 4x400 took the top spot in their race.
The Brown Springtime Invitational was the team's last tune-up before the Heptagonal Championships next weekend in Philadelphia, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania.